Nvidia’s latest flagship GTX 1080 and its younger brother GTX 1070 are very much in demand among enthusiastic gamers. We had recently reported that the two new graphics cards would be available soon in gaming laptops. Well, the first Nvidia GTX 1080M notebook is now available for pre-order.
The new notebook is called IVY Gaming Laptop 17P and is made by a Swedish company called IVY that manufactures notebooks. It was earlier believed that gaming laptops will not get a “M” version (mobile version for laptops) of the GTX 1080 but will instead get the original, full-powered GTX 1080 flagship. However, the new IVY notebook listing suggests that the GTX 1080M does exist.
For those who don’t know, the “M” meaning mobile version of GTX cards are cut-down versions that come with less powerful specs than their desktop counterparts. So yes, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080M will be less powerful than the desktop variant GTX 1080. The IVY notebook pre-order page mentions that the GeForce 1080M card comes with 8GB GDDR5 memory, which means that it does not get the faster GDDR5X memory that the original GTX 1080 carries.
The IVY 17P gaming notebook carrying the GTX1080M graphics card costs 23,990 Kr, which roughly translates to $2879. If you pre-order it before 26th June, you will get a 3000 Kr discount, so the final price will be 20,999 Kr ($2519). Shipping starts on 29th July, which means that the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080M is just over a month away from launch.
Update (21st June 2016): A new report suggests that the Nvidia GTX 1080M comes with 2048 CUDA cores and performs 174% better than the GTX 980M. The new card even surpasses the GTX 980 (Notebook) in various aspects. The GTX 1080M comes with 128 TUs and 64 ROPs, providing the best single-GPU notebook performance currently.